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I have a bad back - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
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alyburns
I have a bad back
that went out on me - and this just an explanation to explain that I'm in the living room to get on my computer, which is hard to do when you're bent over like a pretzel *G* but I have a couple of things on it that must be done. So I get out here, turn on the tv to watch Newsroom while I do what I need to do - and all I can think as I watch the show (grateful the muscle relaxer has kicked in) is, "WTF happened to Aaron Sorkin and the great show that was The Newsroom of last year???"

Last year, when it debuted, I couldn't take my eyes off each episode (and would watch all the reruns too) but this year, only a few episodes in - well, it's CRAP. It's like Sorkin sold out or something. It's as if HE'S going through what the character, Will McAvoy is going through this season. Or more like Sorkin has CAVED in order to keep his show on the air because maybe HBO said, "Straighten up and fly right or else!" Which, considering the type of original series HBO has successfully produced, sounds impossible, right? Except...the shows it produced/s - or buys -  have, for the most part, been extremely violent shows with lots of sex and arguably great acting - or comedy shows. A realistic show like The Newsroom, which has had a very clear and strong message, doesn't fit the HBO profile, in spite of the exceptionally strong acting by every single cast member. God forbid a show be allowed, even on PAY FOR TV CABLE - to have a real voice.

Aaron, please, go back to the style of last season, okay? Even the fast 'patter'  of dialogue is gone this year and you're famous for that, you know? I want my show back.

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alobear From: alobear Date: August 15th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear about your back... *hugs*

But it sounds like Dave and I made the right decision about not watching The Newsroom this season. We really enjoyed it to begin with, but it was heading in the wrong direction by the end of the first season, so we just didn't renew.
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